Raymer, Colorado

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The Town of Raymer is a Statutory Town located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 91 at the U.S. Census 2000.

The community has two official names:

Raymer hosts a Minuteman Missile launch site from Warren Air Force Base [4].

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History

The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad platted the Raymer townsite in Weld County in 1888.[5] The town was named for George Raymer, an assistant chief engineer for the railroad.[5] The Raymer Post Office opened on June 27, 1888.[6] The town flourished for a while, but families eventually moved away and the Post Office closed on May 14, 1895.[6]

The town was given a second life when it was replatted in 1909.[5] On November 13, 1909, the United States Post Office Department open a new post office named New Raymer to distinguish it from the old Raymer post office.[6] The town was incorporated in 1919 under its original name as the Town of Raymer.[5]

The State of Colorado uses the name Raymer for the town, but the United States Postal Service uses the name New Raymer (ZIP code 80742) and refuses to accept the name Raymer for postal delivery.[3] Either name may appear on maps or in gazetteers.

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